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Shercom Industries fined $420,000 over teen worker’s death

A Saskatoon business has been fined $420,000 for breaking workplace safety rules in the death of a teen worker in 2015.

Linamar awarded up to $100 million for AI, advanced manufacturing development

The federal and Ontario governments have announced up to $100 million worth of combined grants to help automotive parts maker Linamar develop advanced manufacturing technologies.

Top 5 trends and technologies in 2018

It’s a Manufacturing Automation tradition to highlight the top five trends and technologies to keep an eye on at the start of a New Year. Read on for expert predictions about the impact of Big Data analytics, the Digital Twin, artificial intelligence and more.

Ontario roofing manufacturer fined $65K after worker injury

A Brampton, Ont., manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products has been fined $65,000 as a result of a workplace accident that resulted in a worker sustaining critical injuries after being pulled into the rollers of a laminator machine.

How AI and machine learning are reshaping the manufacturing sector

The world is rapidly moving toward Industry 4.0, where AI and machine-learning based systems are not only changing the ways we interact with information and computers but also revolutionizing the manufacturing sector.

Automation revolution presents upskill opportunity

While there’s no denying the impending affect of industrial automation on the labour force, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has also prompted a movement to ensure new value-added, highly skilled human jobs are created. » Read full article

FCA to invest US$1 billion in Michigan Plant

The automaker confirmed it will invest more than US$1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck, relocating the operations from its current production location in Mexico. » Read full article

Emergency-stops: Myths and misconceptions

E-stops are present on almost all machinery, and while ubiquitous by design, their use is restricted until needed. » Read full article

China to build $2-billion AI research park

China is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan (C$2.6 billion) artificial intelligence development park, according to Xinhua news agency. » Read full article

Fives buys Konecranes Machine Tool Service division

Fives Machining Systems, a global machine tool and manufacturing solutions provider, has acquired Konecranes Machine Tool Service (MTS) division, a provider of machine tool service. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
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Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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